IDC defines the 3rd Platform of
computing as the surge in mobile, big data, social, and cloud. In a recent
paper titled “Assessing the Business Value of Integrated Systems,” IDC claims
that this new platform requires IT executives to consider every new hardware
and software purchase to ensure progression towards automated, high performance,
and cloud-based IT infrastructure.
IDC goes on to say
that integrated systems are increasingly viewed as a way to achieve these
objectives and cites research of integrated systems users as evidence. The
results are impressive – 47% of those surveyed reported improvements to IT
staff productivity, 61% reported increased speed of application deployment, and
48% reported a reduction in data center related IT spending.
Do you agree with
these findings? I’ll be speaking with the author of this paper, Peter Rutten of
IDC, during a webcast on Thursday, May 14th at 10am PT. If this
topic interests you, please join us. Find more information here.